Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major

SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa was making one of the most satisfying walks in golf, down the 18th fairway as a soon-to-be British Open champion, when he looked up at the huge grandstand surrounding the green. It was filled with spectators, who firstly were applauding and soon giving a standing ovation to a 24-year-old American […]

Filipino-Japanese teen Saso wins U.S. Women’s Open

Filipino-Japanese teenager and Japan LPGA Tour player Yuka Saso won the U.S. Women’s Open on June 6, beating Japan’s Nasa Hataoka in a three-hole playoff after the pair finished the final round tied for the lead at 4-under. A dual citizen with a Filipino mother and Japanese father, Saso tied Park Inbee as the youngest […]

Japan heartened by Matsuyama’s historic Masters win

TOKYO — People living in the hometown of Hideki Matsuyama and his university town in Japan on April 12 congratulated the golfer, who became the first player from the country to claim a men’s major golf championship this past weekend. In Tokyo, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called Matsuyama’s Masters victory at Augusta National Golf Club […]

Morikawa plays a steady hand to win Workday Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. — The plan was for PGA champion Collin Morikawa to wear a red shirt with his black pants Feb. 28 to show support for Tiger Woods as he recovers from career-threatening leg injuries from a car crash. The clothes shipped to him never arrived, so Morikawa did the next best thing at the […]

‘I am who I am’: Collin Morikawa embraces his role as an Asian American athlete

For a second, Collin Morikawa didn’t even smile. Leaning over to pick up his ball after a short putt on the final hole at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, it looked like the conclusion of any other round of golf. Then, he broke into a huge smile. “I’m on cloud nine, I don’t know […]

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